It's our people who really deliver.

Strauss Logistics is fuelled by our belief in relationships, our commitment to integrity, and the confidence that comes from decades of experience in an unpredictable industry.

Yes, we will continue to invest in trucks and technology. But we know that the vital link in our network is human. Our people get your goods moving when governments change regulations, natural disasters strike, or when on-route emergencies happen.

Strauss will not just fulfil your contracts, we will earn your trust.

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Adrian

Smuts

Chief Operating Officer

Adrian joined Strauss Logistics in March 2021. He brings over 22 years’ experience in the Motor and Transport industries to his role of COO, which involves the day-to-day responsibility of running the company. Adrian reports directly to the Board of Directors. Skilled in sales management, business operations, people management, and strategic alliances, Adrian employs a “hands-on” approach to management that is characterized by disciplined leadership and dedication to incredible team spirit. With his executives, Adrian is wholly dedicated to delivering world-class service to customers that leads to solid results for the business.

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Antiny

Chikuni

Workshop Manager

Antiny Chikuni Has been in the transport industry for 32 years. He started work as an Auto-electrician and then learnt mechanics because of the changing technology in the motor industry. From there, he worked as workshop foreman for 5yrs then has been Workshop Manager for the past 11 yrs. Antiny has an amazing record; incredibly proficient in workshop and fleet management, preventative maintenance, and all leadership skills.

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Brennah

Ncube

Head of Operations

Brennah has spent more than 14 years in the road transport industry, accumulating a wealth of operational and logistics experience. Formerly our Road Operations Manager, Brennah was promoted to Head of Operations, a role that includes the rail department, in January 2020. Brennah is driven by his department's success which contributes significantly towards the company's overarching success.

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Calton

Mhondiwa

Operations Manager - Road

In 2015, Calton joined the SLZ and to date, has vast experience in both Rail and Road Operations goods and commodities movement. During the years, Calton got acquainted with vast experience of the SADC region, dealing with loading, agents, regional legislations and offloading terminals too. He had worked with vast sub-contractors too, making contracts and sealing deals with SHEQ emphasis for the success of SLZ.

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Calvin

Chipunza

Operations Manager - Rail

Calvin joined SLZ in 2011 and pioneered the Rail Logistics Division under the Strauss banner. He developed a strong rail division through strategic partnership with Rail Authorities within the Region, with special mention to a Private Public Partnership (PPP) with the National Railways of Zimbabwe. This resulted in the refurbishment of 160 rail fuel tankcars between years 2012 to 2018. He has proven leadership skills, developing and motivating teams to achieve set objectives.

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Diana

Green

Chief Financial Officer - Commercial Fuel Sales

Di joined Strauss Zimbabwe in July 2011 as Chief Financial Officer for the fuel trading division. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and trained at KPMG. Di has over 25 years of experience in commerce and has worked in the corporate freight, transport, and banking industries.

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Farayi

Vudzijena

Management Accountant

Farayi joined Strauss Logistics in August 2014 as Management Accountant. She is a qualified accountant and has over 15 years’ experience in accounting. She has worked in the Transport, Petroleum and Financial sectors.

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Gilbert

Musariri

SHEQ Manager

Gilbert is an experienced SHEQ practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and manufacturing industries. A strong and focused professional who holds a Master of Science degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Management. He is committed to the highest standards of safety, health, environment, and quality, and is an expert at ensuring that risk is eliminated or minimized in the workplace. He has helped Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe in the development and implementation of international standards.

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Godfrey

Dondo

Fleet and Admin Manager

Godfrey has been in this industry for more than 14years .After getting accreditation as diesel plant fitter Class1, and motor mechanics Class 1, he has never looked back. His knowledge, skills and ability in the field of automotive engineering is phenomenal, he has experience with several engine types including, but not limited to: Cummins, LSX, Detroit, CAT, Colombia, Faw, Shackman, DAF, Volvo, MAN and Scania.

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Iona

Fallon

Chief Financial Officer

Iona is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe). She has spent over 20 years in the audit and accounting professions and was previously Deputy Managing Partner of KPMG Zimbabwe. She has held finance director and Chief Financial Officer positions both locally and internationally in the aviation, investment banking, petroleum, and transport industries.

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John

McCree

Business Analyst

John brings a wealth of experience to the business earned over 35years, in various industries in Zimbabwe and abroad. He has been with Strauss since 2012, when the size was 21 trucks, operating out of the Zuva Workshops on Birmingham road. He has a vast knowledge across the industry and, with his skills as an accountant, he provides vital analytical, procurement and commercial strengths to Strauss. John has a simple philosophy to business… “Treat it as if it was your business, would you make the same decision?”

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Kyle

Van Leeuwen

Subcontracting Manager

Kyle joined Strauss Logistics in 2022 with the intent to further develop the business. He brings with him a wealth of academic knowledge as well as over two years of experience in transport and logistics. Having completed two masters degrees in Supply Chain Management and Business Administration, Kyle will be responsible for ensuring our continued growth as we venture into new opportunities while continuing to offer the most comprehensive transport solution in the region.

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Mike

Chakonza

Operations Manager

Having joined Strauss in February 2010, Mike is one of our longest-serving colleagues. He oversees all operational affairs in the Commercial Fuel Sales Division and has vast experience in the importation and logistical movement of petroleum products. One of his most important roles is that of our principal liaison with petroleum industry regulatory authorities.

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Nyasha

Manjeese

Stores Manager

With over 20 years experience in Supply Chain Management, both at home and abroad, and as a member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Nyasha brings valuable knowledge and skill set to the Strauss table.

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Tavonga

Machigere

HR Manager

We are proud to have Tavonga as our human resources specialist, advisor, and strategist with over 10 years of experience. Tavonga joined Strauss in February 2014 to create and head the human resources function from scratch. He is a seasoned, proactive, and dynamic human resources expert with several years of progressive human capital responsibilities including but not limited to human capital management, human resources governance and business partnering, business leadership, strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, innovation, and reporting. Highly skilled in championing change, project management, systems thinking, ISO standards development, implementation, and internal auditing.

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Trenna

Lunga

IT Manager

Trenna ensures that Strauss is abreast with the technologies required in the industry and globally. She has provided ERP consultancy in the SADC Region, Kenya and Tanzania for more than a decade. With her experience, she has shifted Strauss towards a paperless environment; through implementation of SAP business One Solution and supporting mobile applications. She is committed to providing adequate and up-to-date ICT resources, user training and support for the company to surpass its objectives.